How I Failed To Present on Using DVCS for Managing Archival Metadata

Mark A. Matienzo, The New York Public Library

Building on Galen Charlton's investigations into distributed version control systems for metadata management, I was going to offer a prototype system for managing archival finding aids in EAD (Encoded Archival Description). My prototype relied on distributed version control and uses post-commit hooks to initiate indexing and publishing processes. However, I ran into some serious barriers in my implementation, and my talk will focus on the fundamental problem of algorithmically diffing and expressing patches for XML documents

 
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